You guys make me extremely scared if I ever have to get surgery. Then again, I don't remember ever once in my life sleeping straight through the night so waking up several times would not be any different for me. I would say I wake up at least 10 times most nights. But soiling the bed would not be fun.
I sleep through every night for at least 7 hours without any issues. I wake up, make coffee and walk around my house without any urgency and go when I feel like it.
I have chronic pouchitis and treat with stelara. I have no urgency or leakage issues. Some people have to find the right mix for their pouch and how it behaves.
Having a jpouch is a compromise from having an unhealthy colon.
DX'd with Severe Pancolitis June 2005
Previous Meds: 5ASAs, Predisone, 6-MP. Remicade, Humira, Simponi, Cimzia & Cyclosporine
3-step J-Pouch surgery: 2013 & 2014
Current Condition: Chronic Pouchitis -- Not as bad as I thought it would be
Current Meds: Stelara
Total Hip Replacement: 12/16 -- Thanks Prednisone!!!www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=3755226